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Google+ studio mode hangouts: awesome if you’re wearing headphones

Music over online conference lines or video-conferencing software mostly sucks — because the conferencing world is optimized for voice, not song.
Google’s trying to change that — and bolster its social network, Google+ — by adding Studio Mode to Hangouts on Air. Call it the MySpace gambit: if we bring the bands, the fans will follow.

It’s My Play is Facebook for athletes

Business people have LinkedIn, journos and techies have Twitter, most of the world has Facebook, and now athletes have their very own social network. It’s My Play, from Max My Play, connects professional athletes with coaches, agents, and sports employees.

Turn your tweets into toilet paper with the new startup, Shitter

What if you could take all those tweets you blast out during the day and ruminate on them in a place where your mind is free to wander and relax. Introducing Shitter, a new startup that, for just $35, will turn your tweet stream into four rolls of toilet paper. The homepage tagline reads, “Social media has never been so disposable.”

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LinkedIn rolls out Follow Company button for all sites

LinkedIn announced a new Follow Company button Monday, which the social network thinks will make it easier for companies to communicate and interact with their customers. Beginning immediately, companies can grab the snippet of code to add it the button to their own sites and start collecting more followers.